Brooklyn heralds long-awaited reopening of museums
New York City museums and aquariums, as well as bowling alleys across the state, are getting the green light to open again, while the state will soon release reopening guidance for indoor gyms.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters in a Friday conference call that low-risk, indoor cultural activities — including museums — can open in New York City starting Aug. 24.
Brooklyn has several museums, most notably the Brooklyn Museum itself but also the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the New York Transit Museum, the Brooklyn Historical Society and others.
The Brooklyn Museum, like most museums nationwide, suffered financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic; in late June, it laid off 29 employees, online reports said at the time.